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Author Topic: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail  (Read 25774 times)


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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #11 on: Nov 07, 2015, 12:56:38 »
All kinda rough and temporary for now, but I busted out the grinder and removed about 10lbs of sissy bar. It was 1/2" solid round, not tube. Also rigged up some Honda bar risers to get rid of those hideous bars on it before. I see some hope. I just can't wait to get that front end down a bit. I think that will help a bunch. I'm planning on trying to figure out how to get my cb front end mounted on soon.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #12 on: Nov 07, 2015, 13:49:48 »
Looks better already. For all the guff i give about harleys I have ridden several and do know what they're all about. That ones gonna be a trip to ride and with your skills I am looking forward to the final product. Shit you might even get hooked on em. The money is better as far as flipping, as long as you wait for a deal like the one you got.

P.S. with a twin shock swingarm and the right frontend that could be a pretty damn good handling bike. Just sayin.

P.P.S., i see some indian larry influence...never a bad route for a stripped down ironhead. Except, I'd keep the front brake.
« Last Edit: Nov 07, 2015, 13:55:23 by DohcBikes »
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #13 on: Nov 07, 2015, 13:58:16 »
Use a GL1000 front fender to replace that trailer fender out back.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #14 on: Nov 07, 2015, 15:48:05 »
Yep, growing up watching biker build offs with Indian Larry  (who usually built Harleys). I can dig em.

More than likely getting a cb front end/disc.

Justin, you got an extra?
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #15 on: Nov 07, 2015, 16:30:49 »
Your sawzall is getting a workout already!  There's a set of drag bars out in the shop w/ your name on 'em... no postage that way.  Looks good and has lots of potential. 
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #16 on: Nov 07, 2015, 16:38:32 »
Unfortunately, I do not. They are readily available and on the cheap from eBay. I  used one on a 360 chopper a handful of years ago.

A terrible pic, but it gives you an idea of the shape 
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #17 on: Nov 07, 2015, 18:01:44 »
Nice Justin. I can dig the "wrap around" look
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Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #18 on: Nov 07, 2015, 20:57:48 »
This is going to look great once it's head is out of the clouds.

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #19 on: Nov 07, 2015, 21:32:49 »
I've got 2 front ends laying around. Ones from a 75 cb550f, the other is from a 75 cb750k